Instant riches came my way in the last week. It was quite amazing.
What’s even more amazing is that it happened two times. Yes, lightning struck twice, and a pot of gold has resulted.
Who would have thought that a Hong Kong entity would want to facilitate making me the beneficiary of an estate of people I’ve never met? I got this tragic yet spectacular email about how an Indonesian man passed away in an accident a few years back, and had left over $20 million dollars to no heirs.
Lo and behold, none other than your own Mr. Squirreler was selected to receive this sum of money. Yes, I received an email about this which spelled it out. As a “foreigner, I’ve been chosen to stand as next of kin to get the money. Who would have thought such an amazing thing could happen?
I just need to provide some personal information to them, and the process can commence. Amazing.
As if the first surprise wasn’t enough, I got this wonderful email from a group out of France that told me that I have been chosen to receive $1 million USD as “charity donations/aid.” I have to simply email a bank in the United Kingdom for more details. One can presume from the email that this initial contact will set things in motion for this money to come to me. Yes!
How nice of them to give me the charity donations/aid, as they put it. I wonder how they found me and decided that I need this? Well, who wouldn’t want to be notified that they’re eligible to get $1 million dollars, right?
It’s just amazing, isn’t it?
What a stunning coincidence, both of these notifications within a week of each other. Can you imagine how lucky someone must be to have this happen? Two prizes totaling well over $20 million USD! To plain ole me! WOW!
Early retirement, here I come! Forget this Chicago cold. Time for a second home in the tropics! Maybe a third home in Europe would be nice, and a fourth home in Southeast Asia as well. You know, since this windfall came from those regions.
To think that such an incredible monetary award could be awarded via an email that hit my spam folder. Who would have ever thought this would be possible? What a country! No need to even think about an emergency fund! 🙂
My Questions for You:
What’s the silliest spam, international fortune email you’ve ever received?
Do you know anyone that ever thought that a ridiculous email like one of these I received could be legit? If yes, please tell me that person isn’t you! 🙂
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